Category: Films

Crave! episode 18: The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, Twenty One Pilots

The Jungle Book

Steve and Simon talk with great enthusiasm about the near-live-action remake of The Jungle Book, but with slightly less unanimous enthusiasm about Captain America: Civil War. Simon saw Twenty One Pilots, but Steve didn’t see Iron Maiden. Podcast: Play in…

Crave! episode 17: The Boss, The Huntsman, Bowie: Waiting In The Sky, Promise & Promiscuity

Neither Steve nor Simon could find much good to say about The Boss, Melissa McCarthy’s new vehicle. Steve’s struggled to be positive about The Huntsman: Winter’s War, but Simon’s been very impressed by the Holocaust drama Son Of Saul. Penny…

Crave! episode 16: BvS:DoJ, The Huntsman, Swamp Thing, Beach Hop

Batman Versus Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Neither Steve nor Simon has been terribly impressed by Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice, but Hunt For The Wilderpeople at least managed to cleanse Simon’s palate afterwards. Steve was also a little disappointed by Steve Earle, but Swamp Thing,…

Crave! episode 15 — Hail, Caesar!, Grimsby, Bowie: Waiting In The Sky

Hail, Caesar!

Simon and Steve have very divided opinions of both the new Sacha Baron Cohen film, Grimsby, and the latest from the Coen brothers, Hail, Caesar!. But they’re in agreement that Bowie: Waiting In The Sky, the upcoming David Bowie tribute…

Crave! episode 14: Prince, Deadpool, Dad’s Army, Pop-Up Globe

This week’s episode of Crave! features a special guest review of one of Prince’s two shows at the ASB Theatre in Auckland’s Aotea Centre. Simon and Steve have been very impressed with Deadpool, but less so with Dad’s Army. Steve’s…

Crave! episode 13: Spotlight, Steve Jobs, Zoolander No. 2

Simon and Steve have seen Spotlight, the Oscar-tipped true-story film about clergy sex abuse in Boston. In need of a little palate-cleansing after Spotlight, they’re also talking this week about Zoolander No. 2. And, having seen Steve Jobs, Steve talks…

Crave! episode 12 — The Hateful Eight, The Lady In The Van, UB40

The Lady In The Van

Steve and Simon have both seen Quentin Tarantino’s latest, The Hateful Eight, but they’re not both entirely impressed. They’re in much closer agreement when it comes to Maggie Smith as The Lady In The Van. Steve’s been to see UB40,…

Crave! episode 11 — David Bowie, The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

Episode 11 of Crave! sees Simon and Steve take very different positions on The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio’s two and a half hours of Oscar-bait, but agree that David Bowie’s death leaves a huge hole in the world of music. Steve’s…

Crave! episode 10: Star Wars, Ed Sheeran, AC/DC

Angus Young of AC/DC at Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, December 15th, 2015

The final episode of the year finds Steve and Simon disagreeing about the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. But they both enjoyed AC/DC at Western Springs Stadium, while Steve was surprised by how impressed he was by Ed…